Ward 10

Najeeb Butt

Website: electnajeebbutt.ca

Facebook: @Najeeb4ward10

Twitter: @HelloCalgaryYYC

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Q. Which Library do you use the most? 

A. Saddletowne Library at Genesis Centre

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. It helps the Citizens become more literate and it is a great place for research.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. I have fond memories of bringing my children here to help them pick out their books from when they were younger and I found this place very wonderful and a helpful resource for my children.

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?  

A. I like the diversity of the library in which books they carry. The library celebrates many cultures.

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. I like to read about general knowledge regarding politics and history as well as philosophy. I recommend any book from Michael Singer.

What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. I love playing the drum and the keyboard. I would borrow these in a heartbeat!

Faith Greaves 

Website: faithgreaves.ca

Facebook: @FaithGreavesforCouncil

Twitter: @faithgreavesyyc

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Q. Which Library do you use the most? 

A. Central and Village Square

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. We are very grateful to have a Library in Ward 10, as our community is very diverse, rich in culture and ethnicity.  Having the library helps our residence from babes to adult.  The library is walking distance for some and it is in a high traffic area and very accessible to transportation.  We have public and separate school in the community of the library and the YMCA as well, it assist our children to access the materials that is needed for school project, after school activities and a place where they can call their own for advancing their free time in studying and learning new things.  The library creates a space and a place to learn, we pride in our community and the resources that are available, the library promotes learning, teaching and it is structured.  The library has many many resource tool, there is study room, quiet room, computer usage, photocopying, the one stop shop for all your reading, project needs.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. My earliest library day was very memorable, it is not like the vast amount of programs and activities today, but I can assure you that as a child, having my own library card was exciting, it allowed me to borrow books and read all the cools books that I liked.  I enjoyed touring the library and quietly played hide and seek from my friends.  It was and still is a cool place to hang out with friends and meet new friends.

What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?  

A. My favourite resources in the library are the culinary books, the Canadian history section and fashion magazine and I enjoy the programs that they offer eg. Tax preparation, dress for success workshop, criminal system and many more.  I can get carried away with my time spent at the library because there are so many wonderful books to read and valuable information that is available. 

What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. I am reading bylaws now, but the book that I enjoyed reading was the book of Negroes, I would highly recommend the book as it is filled with history of a race of people that should be told.  I was drawn to the book by a colleague and I was attached to the book every night because of the journey that was shared, it made me excited, thrilled, angry, but most of all it is a fabulous book written by Mr. Hill.

What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. I would borrow the drums, I enjoy the effects of the drums.  The rhythm gets your attention to move….your head, your feet, your hands and your entire body.  The drums gives energy and a sense of freedom and it is very intoxicating when it gets into your system, there is just no denying the tranquility of the drums.

Salimah Kassam 

Website: votesalimah.com

Facebook: @votesalimah

Twitter: @VoteSalimah

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. Libraries are cornerstones that anchor strong communities and our healthy democracy. Ward 10 hosts Village Square Library, a busy community hub that serves its residents with numerous opportunities to learn, connect and explore social service options, such as the City of Calgary’s Fair Entry program. The library and its partnerships with community services supports vulnerable Calgarians, new Canadians, seniors and young people.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. When I was in grade five, my teacher has us write short stories for a contest at the library. I won the small contest and received praise for my storytelling skills. These kind words of encouragement stuck with me and I have honoured the art of storytelling throughout my life and careers.

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?  

A. Over the past 8 years, I have been working to reduce poverty through growing financial health building initiatives. Since, it’s early inception as Financial Future Calgary in 2011 to the current Financial Empowerment Strategy under the Enough for All plan, the library has been a vital partner in the work. I am honoured to have played a small role in building the partnerships currently in place that connect Calgarians to financial empowerment initiatives like tax clinics, money management workshops and RESP opening events.

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. Currently I am reading Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era by Phillip Sieb. There are so many works of art, it’s hard to choose just one. I think Animal House by George Orwell is an important read.

Q. What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. I would love to borrow a keyboard.

Kamilla Prasad 

Website: kamillaprasad.com

Facebook: @kamilla.prasad 

Twitter: @kamilla_prasad

Q. Which Library do you use the most? 

A. Village Square NE

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. Students use CPL for homework,, families spend quality time with their children reading and attending the kiddie corners for fun filled days.,  new immigrants and refugees use CPL to  borrow books in many different languages, ESL books for learning English and on Canadian heritage and culture, seniors go to CPL to read newspapers from their countries to keep themselves updated with news from home.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. I work a lot with new immigrants and refugees, I use books and resource materials to help educate smooth integration, using CPL keeps my material costs low. 

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?  

A. Cookbooks.

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. Honestly right now I am reading the Elections voter information guide and Candidate Information. I haven’t had a chance to stop by CPL.

Q. What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. I would borrow a guitar, I have never played a guitar, A guitar can be played solo or part in a band or group.

Michelle Robinson

Website: michellerobinson4ward10.ca

Facebook: @ward10yyc

Twitter: @ward10yyc

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Q. Which Library do you use the most? 

A. Forest Lawn Library 

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. It brings together community where neighbours see each other which always strengths community. Many people need the library for computers so people can find employment or volunteer work. The library is a great place to learn, whether a new immigrant getting help learning English or other resources, a child learning to read, or a person in a program, so many people benefit from the venue and people in a library.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. When I was in grade school in the eighties, long before internet and computers, I found out about Nancy Drew. I would go to the library, learn how to place a hold and got in trouble staying up reading (to me at the time) these great adventures.

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?  

A. Free meeting spaces!

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. I’m reading The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew and would recommend everyone read Thomas King’s An Inconvenient Indian.

Q. What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. Likely a ukulele because my daughter would want that. And now we will! I have a drum pad and sticks but haven’t played on drum set in a long time. (I do play a drum for cultural reasons!)

Numan Elhussein

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Gar Gar 

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Ray Jones  (Incumbent)

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Issa Mosa 

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Hermann Muller

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David Winkler

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